Sarah Rothermel

Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Sarah Rothermel

Sarah Rothermel

Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

Biography

Sarah Rothermel
Partner

Partner-in-Charge, Boston Office

sarah.rothermel@wilmerhale.com

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60 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109 Map

+1 617 526 6512 (t)

+1 617 526 5000 (f)



Rothermel, Sarah

Practices
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Fund Formation
Education

JD, magna cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1981, Executive Editor, Boston University School of Law Law Review

BA, Wellesley College, 1978
Bar Admissions

Massachusetts

Biography
Honors & Awards
Publications & News
Speaking Engagements
Professional Activities

Sarah Rothermel is a partner in the firm's Fund Formation Practice Group and partner-in-charge of the Boston office. She joined the firm in 1981.

Practice

Ms. Rothermel principally represents venture capital funds and other private investment vehicles. She also represents LLCs, partnerships, joint ventures and closely-held non-corporate business enterprises. Among Ms. Rothermel's clients are America's premier venture capitalists, as well as numerous first time funds, family investment vehicles and other investment entities. Ms. Rothermel advises these clients on all aspects of their organization, management, operation and regulatory compliance, including issues arising under US and international tax laws, ERISA, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Company Act and the Investment Advisers Act.

Ms. Rothermel's clients include Greylock, Highland Capital Partners, Matrix Partners, Flagship Ventures, Village Ventures and Xander Group.
Honors & Awards

Named to the Americas Women in Business Law Awards 2012 and 2013 "Best in Private Equity" shortlist by Euromoney Legal Media Group
Recognized as a national leader in investment funds: venture capital, investment funds:private equity: fund formation and a Massachusetts leader in private equity: fund formation in the 2007-2013 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Listed in the publication since 2003, and noted in 2013 for her "very customer and business-oriented" approach and in 2004 for her "impeccable technical expertise" in the negotiation of new funds.
Recognized for her exceptional private equity practice in the 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2013 editions of Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers
Listed in the 2008 and 2011 editions of Who's Who Legal: The International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers
Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of private funds law (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013)
Recognized in Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Private Equity Lawyers 2008
Recognized each year by Boston Magazine as a "New England Super Lawyer" (formerly "Massachusetts Super Lawyer") in corporate finance
A recommended lawyer in the 2003 edition of Global Counsel 3000


Publications & News
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May 24, 2013


Chambers USA 2013 Final Results Announced

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business today announced its final rankings for the 2013 edition, in which 93 WilmerHale lawyers and 44 firm practice areas have been recognized as leading in their field.

April 15, 2013


Rothermel and Kent Shortlisted for Euromoney "Americas Women in Business Law Awards"

Euromoney Legal Media Group has placed Partners Sarah Rothermel and Rachael Kent on its shortlist for the "Americas Women in Business Law Awards" for the second consecutive year.

March 1, 2013


Boston Business Journal Names WilmerHale “Most Admired Law Firm”

On March 1, WilmerHale was honored by the Boston Business Journal as the “Most Admired Law Firm” in the Boston area.

June 7, 2012


Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

May 9, 2012


WilmerHale Partners Shortlisted for EuroMoney “Americas Women in Business Law Awards”

March 30, 2012


Chambers USA 2012 Preliminary Results Announced

March 16, 2012


Chambers Global 2012 Ranks 29 WilmerHale Lawyers, 12 Practices

July 21, 2011


IRS Extends Deadlines for FATCA Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance that extends various deadlines for compliance with certain withholding, reporting and other obligations under FATCA beyond the statutory deadline of January 1, 2013. This Client Alert discusses the extended compliance deadlines addressed in the guidance that are relevant to private investment funds.

July 12, 2011


SEC Adopts Definition of "Venture Capital Fund" and Other Rules to Implement Provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act Related to Investment Advisers

March 15, 2011


Chambers USA 2011 Preliminary Results Announced


Speaking Engagements

June 13-14, 2012


ACG Maryland Deal Forum: Targeting the Lower Middle Market


Baltimore, Maryland

November 20, 2006


Private Equity Acquisition Financing Summit 2006


New York, New York

November 15-16, 2006


Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Fundraising Summit


San Francisco, California

June 28-29, 2005


Private Equity Analyst's LP Summit East 2005


New York, New York
Professional Activities
Ms. Rothermel frequently addresses attorneys and business professionals on business and legal aspects of LLC, partnership and joint venture organization and operation. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Bar Association, and an advisory board member of the Private Equity CFO Organization.

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Number of Awards

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Former Managing Partner at KPMG LLP

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Co-Founder & Administrative General Partner at Wednesday Management LLC

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Chief Financial Officer at ABS Capital Partners, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer at Harvest Partners LP

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Sarah Rothermel
Former Partner at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Education
JD, magna cum laude
Class of 1981

Boston University School of Law (BU Law) is the law school affiliated with Boston University. It is the second-oldest law school in Massachusetts and one of the first law schools in the country to admit students regardless of race or gender. It is also a member of the Association of American Law Schools and a charter member of the American Bar Association.

BA
Class of 1978

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. A Transformative Educational Experience Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest. The “Full-Engagement” Advantage Wellesley’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the College itself. The student voice is central to decision-making here; students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty search, and contribute to strategic planning. Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects: The College and its surrounding community and the greater Boston area offer hundreds of internships, advocacy projects, and the rare advantages of being a vital member of the single largest academic “hotspot” in the country. Expected to be fully engaged while at Wellesley, students carry this sense of purposeful involvement and personal commitment throughout life. It is the signal mark of a Wellesley woman. A Widely Envied Campus Environment The sheer sense of scale of the breathtaking natural environment, in which buildings are thoughtfully sited, distinguish Wellesley’s physical setting in the classically New England town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. Home to leading institutions such as the Albright Institute, the Knapp Social Science Center, the Davis Museum, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the world-renowned Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley’s resources are a magnet not only for the surrounding community and metropolitan area; they attract attention—and scholars—from around the world. Commitment to Women Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unexcelled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

The Boston Bar Association, which also goes by the acronym BBA, is a volunteer non-governmental organization in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With headquarters located at 16 Beacon Street in the historic Chester Harding House, across from the Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill, the BBA has roughly 10,000 members drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States. The Boston Bar Association's stated mission is: "To advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, to facilitate access to justice, and to serve the community at large."

Member
Current

Founded in 1910, the Massachusetts Bar Association is a non-profit organization that serves the legal profession and the public by promoting the administration of justice, legal education, professional excellence and respect for the law. The MBA represents a diverse group of attorneys, judges and legal professionals across the commonwealth.

Career History
Partner
1981 - Prior

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has expertise in areas including trial, appellate, Supreme Court, securities, regulatory, intellectual property, corporate transactions, bankruptcy, environmental, labor and employment, private client, real estate, and tax matters.

Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board
Tenure Unconfirmed
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K +
2013

Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people. It offers advice and represent people in court, before agencies, and before city councils and the state legislature. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

$10K +
2012

Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people. It offers advice and represent people in court, before agencies, and before city councils and the state legislature. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

$10K +
2011

Greater Boston Legal Services, Inc. provides free civil legal assistance to low-income people. It offers advice and represent people in court, before agencies, and before city councils and the state legislature. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Political Donations
$1,500
2013

Representative from Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District

$500
2012

Former President of United States

$250
2010

Former Governor of Massachusetts

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Massachusetts Bar
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